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in the city, to tax us a little bit on it, but this is what we do as a great international city. all of you have a very distinct role in all of this and it's my pleasure to begin telling you how proud i am and the months of september and particularly october have all been full of great events, and numerous events, and sometimes on schedules that while we had mentally took note they would be on the similar weekends, we were of course needing to really communicate with each other, and make sure we did all the things in the background that no one ever sees and talks to each other to make sure things happen smoothly, and i want to give big kudos to ed risin and all the others in transportation and advising people to take public transportation and emphasize that in all of our major international and worldwide and world seize of events that happened in the city. >> >> whether it's america's cup or fleet week or some incredible music on the bluegrass side of the city as well as just neighborhood events that we continue to invite we shined very well because we did do the right emphasis and we encou
. the ideas are transplanted and that is the greatness of our city. we're an international city. we want to show what ideas are coming out of the far east, china, malaysia, the philippines, singapore as well as all over from europe. perhaps from africa and south america. we can learn from that just as we have done with concepts like sunday streets where people take back the streets and start having fun in our urban communities and bringing out the children to enjoy the environment. this is our future generations so we have to have the best ideas. how to keep our environment and our strong. i want to tell you that there are a tremendous amount of enthusiasm for keeping our city grain trade we have at least three different projects that we have been focused on for a number of years. i have had the privilege with working with mohammed and our city engineers to accomplish this. most importantly with our community leaders and volunteers throughout every part of our neighborhoods. i hope that you do you is your time and take advantage of our wonderful weather to go out and do as many doors as
is extraordinary city with huge students and hosting responsibilities and an international city with a lot of visitors and with mta what is going on each week and do we have overlap with the bluegrass or fleet week or with the giants like we did. how do we marshal the officers and the parking transit? we can do it and it takes heavy lifting and resources and we learned how to make it more sustainable and to get that level up. having the streetcars and the buses ready in a good state of repair so there are not break downs requiring lead time in the events and look at the procurement cycles and get ahead and have a milestone of this cycle buying this many extra vehicles. we are looking at this now and the workshops -- we had one with the community, the one in december are that opportunity to make sure we're on the right track with their experience. a woman today talked about the experience of crowded trains for the games and i found that too and we have the opportunity for more frequency and reliability and how to make that work and build it into the finance mechanism. mta is very much
often said our city and our strength is our international status and we do that with all the sister cities, with all of the flag raisings, but this is kind of new. what i said to our counsel general it's special because it's kind of bringing forth the things that we have done and the things that we enjoy doing and placing it into a recognized celebration that goes for a long time, so i am proud to launch this here in san francisco, and if i may to not only let you know that it's a great honor to have the italian ambassador here in the united states. it's a great honor for it to be proclaimed italian culture day in san francisco. if i may present this to the counsel general. [applause] >> thank you and one more word of italian that i could do is gracia because i do have a mazatti waiting for me. >> it's right out in front. >> i won't ruin your language but we're proud here to be hosting this and we're going to be of course doing more in celebration and then i will get to have a chance to visit washington dc on the experience they have as well, so thank you very much everybody. [app
have every right to have an opinion about san francisco. we are an international city and beacon in many ways, but i think that also speaks volumes, and in terms of public opinion in san francisco, and in terms of the swrog bee poll that was mentioned about people in san francisco not offended by non sexual nudity. i suspect that if you insert questions about "would you like to have naked people seven days a week standing on a corner near your house?" i am willing to bet that poll result would change. fundamentally i disagree with the argument. the logic goes if we ban one thing, anything, we might as well ban everything and be a fascist society and therefore don't ban anything or we going to become like that. i
here in our very exciting part of our city, the international part where so many millions of visitors come every year. in fact, last year in 2011, over 16.3 million visitors came to san francisco and most of them found their way to unit square to the best shopping in the world. this is the center for arts and culture and of course it is our innovation capitol of the world and we are doing all of the right things to continue our success in the city. part of that success, is to work with great corporate citizens like unico and their efforts to make sure that they give their best effort to hire san franciscoans. today we celebrate not just a flag ship store but a store that has made corporate responsibility at the helm of their friend. there is over 500 people that they have already hired in this store. that is a fabulous contribution. they have worked that magic with our office of economic development, having spent weeks to train people who may not have gotten this opportunity. but for their out reach in this store, and then, they created a buzz and excitement in our city. i know that p
this city, and in making what it is, the city that is international, innovative and open. it's difficult to name names but let me mention angela rosy and judge misconnie and in city hall and in the hearts and minds of san franciscans. let me mention ap geny and found an important bank and the inventor what we call the micro credit and helped the city recover from the big earthquake of 1906. guy mo roller who was the founder, established the opera in san francisco, by the way there's an italian directing the opera and laurence fergetty and 93 and good friend of the community. he is the father of the b generations and the guy that started the culture revolution of the 60's and 70's so in many ways italians have made lasting contribution to this city and the silicon valley. there is an important engineer that developed the first micro prosser for intel, so it's a tremendous foundation to celebrate italian culture 2013. also i was reminded by our pastors that san francisco gets its name from an italian man and holly man. it is noted. >> >> for kindness and compassion and generosity and i
and genitals were hitting and i want the city to host these events and international events and small events that are not pride, that are not folsom that would be affected. >> you're with folsom as well. we did address the legislation for that specific concern and those events would not be impacted but thank you. i appreciate the perspective next speaker. >> my name is charles harris. i'm a resident and san refeal and advocate for body freedom and nature foundation and improving the awareness of these activities throughout north america. in 2009 the association commission had polling firm to conduct a poll of the attitude of californians towards nudity. the margin of error is plus or minus 3%. question number five was "do you agree or disagree that you are personally offended by the non sexual nudity of others". the responses were as follows. strongly agree and somewhat agree and somewhat disagree 17%. strongly disagree 41-point 1% and as you can see many of the residents are not offended by the non sexual nudity of others. the results of this poll to our knowledge is the only empirical
our efforts not only in the city, but at the international airport. thank you for being here. also, with our partners in the police department. thank you so much. we worked as a team here at the airport, with all of the members of the airport. team worked in the arena of public safety is essential. it is no different down here. we appreciate the partnership and the cooperation and support we get from the international airport. this is a huge illustration of that support. we enjoy a wonderful equipment, state of the art equipment for the airport, and i cannot thank you enough for that. i believe we will be giving tours. we will answer plenty of questions about the moose boat. it is about a 20 minute response to this area from the point. now we will have it with other marine equipment and vessels, and we will be able to get to where we need to much sooner. i saw mayor lee looking very closely at those jet skis. we call them personal watercraft. we will make sure we get a life vest on you. john martin is an expert swimmer. in case of emergency, we can send john in. thank you very much
international parks conference in 2015 in which we are going to be welcoming cities from all over the country to learn how we do it here in san francisco. and then, just last month, and a big thank you to all of you, san francisco voters approved proposition b. the cleanest safe neighborhood parks fund which allows us to renovate and juvinate your parks. 83 years ago, uncle john mcclarin and if you go in the gm office you can see a picture of him. started the tradition of lighting this mile-long stretch of trees started and ending here in front of the lodge where he lived for a number of years. so this, this is san francisco official holiday tree right behind us, uncle john's tree. it is a cyrus that is more than 100 years old closer to 130 years old and tonight it sports over 550 christmas holiday lights. >> so i really want to give a big shout out to the rec and parks staff that has continued the tradition and i want to thank all of them and single out a few, bob pelosio who organized tonight's event. and i also want to single out loranie bamford whose team put this on and our entire recrea
architectural [speaker not understood] which is an international event which occurs every two years and obviously one of the most spectacular cities in the world. what i want to talk about is not the travel experience, but what the united states did in response to the general heading of the [speaker not understood] common ground. in the past [speaker not understood] deals with architecture and focuses on the different countries. obviously the u.s. has obviously great contributions and high-rise buildings and that was for many years a reoccurring theme by which we really showed the promise of this country in developing high-rise buildings and pushing the design and the structural solutions pretty much to the extreme artist of world architecture. this time, though, and i am extremely happy about it, we really participate in the discussion about common ground. and skipping fast forward to the u.s. pavilion, we chose the response to being spontaneous interventions which focused on citizen and individual-driven innovations and improving the urban environment. and can you having to the po
's one of the graduate interns and mentor him in his production company start up. all the cities and the program's investment in tech sf for continuing to provide pathways for people like me for us and show us connections between our passion for media and technology and turn that passion not just into a job but a career so thank you very much. [applause] >> and rhonda simmons director of the office of workforce development position and then we will following this we will close. [applause] >> wow it's been a long time coming for this. so started about two years ago with the grant process and i want to thank again mayor lee for the support and submitting the proposal. like he said we have roughly $8 million to do this over the four year period of time. you can seat students before us. the goal is placement ultimately and make sure they're placed in the field of technology. if you have been in this cycle and you have done work for us you know it's all based on the labor market and we're in a boone in this town and one of the reasons we were able to secure the grant is san franc
internally. i think one of the things we struggled with as a city we're are asking ourselves if we can do better and i agree. there are always opportunities to do better and the conversations around performance and are we performing to our ideals and standards? and you have to define what those goals and standards are. the department of technology, as president chiu you pointed out, we had an audit in the controller's office and said we needed better performance measures and we have been providing those for several years now and i suggest to you because we are highly centralized organization for the city that we do that for the entire city and i think there is confusion about what we do and compare it across the city to all of the it organizations across the city, every organization that does it, then we could start developing a common understanding, common baseline of what the performance looks like, and when we are satisfied living up to our own expectations and i am happy to tell you and i know we're wondering if we are making progress, and i think externally we are making progress.
america. these programs could introduce cross cultural knowledge and international relationships in a positive powerful way for our students in this country and these other countries to visit here to join this city and experience this incredible potential facility that it once again would be a model for the sports arenas in the future that would include education because i believe it's imperative that we do that and for the benefit of the public who have not heard me speak my proposal is on my website and i will include this latest letter on my website and i wish everyone well. >> okay. next up is corine woods and michael ginter. >> good afternoon commissioners my name is corine woods. i'm an alternate to the new arena cac and also serve on several other advisory groups around waterfront issues. i wanted to echo katie ladel's comment which is that we had a lot of information, a lot of documents to read. i'm sure you have read them all, especially the fiscal feasibility study and all four appendices. it took me a couple of days even to download it. this is going too fast. th
up is a healthy one not just for the school district, but for the city at-large and for a point of reference, much of the monies that were spent last year were spent reconverting the horseman campus to continue to develop the former bryant campus for international high school. to redo the isa campus and to finish building the brand-new tech 21 career building at the john o'connell campus. so there is a lot of really exciting projects that this work has funded and next year we have a number of similar projects targeted including trying to replace the final remaining modular what's buildings that we are renting with permanent classroom buildings. so with that, i would ask if there have any questions that you might have and hopefully you will approve the report. thank you. >> thank you; there are no public speakers for this item. any comments from the board or superintendents? >> no, but i read it. >> it's right here. >> i move the recommendations. >> we already did. roll call, please. >> have i one question? >> commissioner? >> thank you president
promenade we probably at this time really challenge ourselves as a city to make walking even more safe. and even though there's more people walking, there's local visitors, there's shoppers, there's international visitors coming, and they utilize our streets and the sidewalks even more. we have to do more. we can't be satisfied with just what we've done before because we have the data that shows us more and more where the hot spots are all over the city. and we have also been concentrating on what makes a neighborhood more dangerous for pedestrians, what makes a neighborhood more safer. and i suggest to you tonight that -- or today that in our downtown area is probably one of the most safest areas to walk buzz we pay a lot more attention to that area. but there are a lot of other places where we haven't considered the issues of lowering the speed, as we've done around our schools with walk sf. we haven't done enough study around the data, completed the data of collision and pedestrian injuries as well as we should have to make it safer. so, our pedestrian strategy really is in draft fo
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